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  • 26 October 2019
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    A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest reviewThe Knife of Narcissus is a beautifully written historical novel set in ancient Rome It tells the story of Lucius a young man of the merchant class and his journey in creating a life for himself and the love of his life Trio Author Carolyn Chand describes life

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    'The Knife of Narcissus' tells the story of Lucius a young up and coming Roman who enters a marriage of convenience to help boost his family's standing Lucius is a romantic at heart and pines for his best friend Trio from another merchant family Both men need to consider their familial obligations and ambitions

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    45 starsThe Knife of Narcissus is a story of how two friends deal with their love for each other when society has frowned upon their wanted relationship We follow Lucius’ as he discovers how to deal withshow his love for his childhood friend Trio while trying not to condemn the two of them to the public eye L

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    Lucius and Trio are free born sons of the Roman empire They come from merchant families with expectations of marrying them into a high station Lucius' family is involved in importexport while Trio's is involved

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    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinionWow I love historical novels and this is one of the most interesting I've read in a long time The detail in the Roman world building is amazing You get sucked in i

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    The Knife of Narcissus was originally published as a 7 part serial but I read the complete Omnibus edition I loved the ualit

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The Knife of Narcissus

The knot of friendship tying Lucius and Trio together has been an unbreakable bond but it might not withstand all that Rome can throw against themLucius Sentius assumes along with most ordinary people in the city of Rome that the debauched days of Nero are behind them Rome has settled down under a sober new ruler and old fashioned values rule with A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest reviewThe Knife of Narcissus is a beautifully written historical novel set in ancient Rome It tells the story of Lucius a young man of the merchant class and his journey in creating a life for himself and the love of his life Trio Author Carolyn Chand describes life in ancient Rome with such exuisite detail that the reader feels immersed in the setting and culture Lucius and Trio were boyhood friends who grew into manhood together They were closer than brothers and their love and affection for each other slowly evolved into the beginnings of romantic love Neither of them could easily accept this facet of their feelings for each other especially considering that public knowledge of it would result in complete social and professional catastrophe Lucius and Trio s journey was not a smooth one and they are not together through most of the book During their time apart Lucius is determined to experience both men and women so that he can satisfy his family s expectations and to be ready for Trio if they ended up together There are some great scenes of Lucius exploits which were written with such authenticity and emotion Roman society is a prevailing force that drives all actions and decisions Everything Lucius did had to be considered like a chess move and villains were always there threatening his well being and position in society The Knife of Narcissus is a truly wonderful read that defies categorization It s a literary novel historical novel mm romance all in one gem of a book

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Him Lucius may be only the son of a merchant but his newly arranged marriage to an older widow will bring powerful connections if he keeps himself on a respectable pathThat seems impossible when he discovers that his heart lies somewhere not at all respectable his lifelong friend Trio the reserved and serious son of one of the most reserved and p The Knife of Narcissus tells the story of Lucius a young up and coming Roman who enters a marriage of convenience to help boost his family s standing Lucius is a romantic at heart and pines for his best friend Trio from another merchant family Both men need to consider their familial obligations and ambitions and whether their reputations can survive discovery of the level and intensity of their love for one and other which transcends brotherly affection Lucius decides that in order to woo Trio he must learn to become a skilled and caring lover and luckily there are plenty of available slaves to help him learn prowessThe title of the book refers to the legend of Narcissus which Lucius adapts and hones his writing skills using his slave Arpalycus as muse Aware that gossips are beginning to uestion his lifestyle and sexual preferences Lucius decides to make the best of a difficult situation for himself and his wife whilst retaining and molding his dream of being with Trio The story is sensuous and beautifully written bringing to life customs and ideals of ancient Rome with fabulous details of houses furniture and food that feels truly immersive in the privileged lifestyle in which Lucius lives He seems like a thoughtful and farly liberal character and yet I found it difficult to engage with Lucius I wondered why this may be whilst reading the book and I think it is possibly because he is so well drawn as a pampered and privileged youth and further I particularly liked his slave Apalycus of whom Lucius is fond of but ultimately rather callous No doubt realistic but not endearingCarolyn Chand has written a fascinating story that evokes ancient Rome in an accessible and interesting manner there are moments of social comedy as Lucius grows and develops throughout the book that gently explores the s of ancient life and the hopes and dreams of a young privileged man as he begins to build a life for himself and his family meeting challenges and obstacles in a determined and generally gracious manner Recommended for history buffs and lovers of malemale romanceI received this book in exchange for an honest review as part of Goodreads MM Romance Group Don t Buy Me Love event

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Ious families in the cityAs Lucius is pushed along the course of duty to family to his promised spouse and to Rome itself he begins to see under the surface of his city into a net of intrigues and manipulation of seduction and corruption that can carry him upward in status and bring him what he most wantsor destroy both him and the people he loves 45 starsThe Knife of Narcissus is a story of how two friends deal with their love for each other when society has frowned upon their wanted relationship We follow Lucius as he discovers how to deal withshow his love for his childhood friend Trio while trying not to condemn the two of them to the public eye Lucius and Trio enter adulthood at the beginning of the story grow the family businesses marry and have children gain connectionsacuaintances in higher society which complicates the process of growing as a couple I thought the book was very well written especially as it nicely depicts the Roman society and culture love it Even though the two main characters are not together for most of the book you can see the heart wrenching emotions that they feel I sometimes found myself almost crying with the characters feeling sorry for them and cheering them on I did not give it 5 stars for a few reasons view spoiler There are some unanswered uestions What about Bassus baby Does Trio have to get married What happens to the newly developed business with Caesar and Domitian I thought that Lucius could have held back on some of his carnal desires He gave into his sexual needs A LOT I understand that he recently entered this new world of sex but he wants it all the time I really liked that Trio was shy and inexperienced with sex when he and Trio finally expressed their love for each other at the end of the novel hide spoiler


About the Author: Carolyne Chand

Against everyone's better judgement Carolyne Chand spends a lot of time writing about swords and sandals Sometimes she writes about Revolutionary War vampires cross dressing girl pirates and elves in spaceships too Learn about them at